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President Obama's Bracket Lacks Audacity With Final Four Picks

So much for the audacity of hope. President Obama's bracket for the 2011 NCAA Tournament (a full printable version is here) takes no risks when it comes to the Final Four teams. He has all four No. 1 teams making it to the Final Four, with Kansas emerging as the champions over Ohio State. The only time all four No. 1 seeds made the Final Four was in 2008.

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Duke could be the shakiest of the No. 1 seeds, even if Kyrie Irving plays throughout the tournament. And in the President's bracket, the Blue Devils play UConn in the Elite Eight. The Huskies' Kemba Walker probably has plenty of last-second heroics ready for the Big Dance.

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But where's the underdog in this bracket? Obama picks several upsets in the second round of the tournament, but when the field is narrowed down to the Sweet Sixteen the lowest-ranked seeds are 5 seeds Arizona and Kansas State.

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Obama picked Kansas to win it last year, though Duke was the eventual winner. His selection of North Carolina in 2009 turned out to be correct. How will things turn out for his third prediction?

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